titanic II by blue star line set to embark in 2016 titanic II by blue star line set to embark in 2016
feb 27, 2013

titanic II by blue star line set to embark in 2016

titanic II by blue star line set to embark in 2016 image courtesy blue star line

 

 

australian businessman clive palmer unveiled plans to introduce the ‘titanic II’ by blue star line, a re-construction of the original luxury ship which sunk in 1912 after colliding with an ice-berg in the north-atlantic ocean. the developmentof the new cruise-liner will provide users the opportunity to experience the edwardian period of ocean liner travel across the sea on a maiden voyage from southampton to new york in 2016.

 

the project aims to showcase and highlight artisan skill, creativity and dexterity, which to this day hasn’t been acknowledged due to the vessel’s limited service. constructed in memory of the heroic people who sadly passed away and survived the tragedy, the new ship will have a welded hull, diesel power generation, bow thrusters for increased maneuverability and a new hull form below the waterline providing greater stability and fuel efficiencies. the architecture comprises of 10 principle steel decks with state-of-the-art 21st century technology, latest navigation and safety systems, with construction to take place at CSC jinling shipyard in china.

 

 

grand staircaseimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

grand staircase domeimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

originally styled elevator liftsimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

originally styled elevator lifts with hallway viewimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

cafe parisienimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

1st class cabinimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

1st class dining roomimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

3rd class cabinimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

3rd class dining roomimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

smoking roomimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

turkish bathimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

swimming poolimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

squash courtimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

gym facilitiesimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

radio roomimage courtesy blue star line

 

 

bridge wheel houseimage courtesy blue star line

  • QUOTE: The project aims to showcase and highlight artisan skill, creativity and dexterity, which to this day hasn’t been acknowledged due to the vessel’s limited service.

    Yes it has. I’d recommend a visit to Titanic Belfast, opened on 31st March 2012, just yards from where Titanic and her sisters were constructed – Nine galleries telling the complete story of the ship and the shipyards that built her.

    http://www.titanicbelfast.com/Navigation/A-propos-du-batiment/Project-Background.aspx

    TheCat says:
  • Out of curiosity, who do the Blue Star Line think will be queuing up to travel Third Class in a replica Titanic?
    Given that this was the preserve of the very poor, who scraped together the price of a ticket to emigrate to the USA?
    Not exactly dream cruise material.
    Better count the lifeboats before boarding…

    TheCat says:
  • Let’s get a lifeboat count this time.

    J Horton says:
  • Ridiculous idea and a waste of material. Although I think loads and loads of thrillseakers will find pleasure in buying tickets..

    Mario says:
  • But will it have extra lifeboats?

    Shai says:
  • Someone needs to build a home or homes that look like the rooms in the titanic with the grand front entrance of the home you walk in & there is the staircase from the Titanic. THAT would be SO awesome!!! OMG I WISH I had the money to build my own dream home with the staircase in my own home. It’s my idea I want the money for the idea if anyone takes up my idea.

    Becky Hunter says:
  • quote – “with construction to take place at CSC jinling shipyard in china.”

    …ok…
    let’s hope it either – won’t explode, made of waste materials, or failing all safety checks.

    pkisme says:
  • Dear Becky;

    Home Depot was made just for you.

    Ron Smith says:
  • After a few voyages, barring a collision with an iceberg in the South China Sea, the novelty of sailing aboard the Titanic II may wear thin very quickly, unless the quality of service, facilities and, most of all, cuisine set standards unmatched by competitors.

    Leighton Smith says:
  • Although this vessel would be popular at the start, I fear she would be a passing fad. I really wish this person who wants the ship built would put his money to a really worthy cause such as the SS United States – she’s far more deserving of such funds.

    Leonard Maughan says:
  • wow if i had the money i would book 3 fiist class tickets for me and my 2 best frindes

    robert miller says:
  • The photo of the ship shows the Titanic as she was fitted with lifeboats before the sinking. After she sank the Olympic and Britannic were fitted with lifeboats the full length of the boat deck. And what’s this business about “the project aims to showcase and highlight artisan skill, creativity and dexterity, which to this day hasn’t been acknowledged
    due to the vessel’s limited service”? The Olympic, as the surviving sister of the three, sailed trans-Atlantic crossings until 1933 when she was scrapped. Although I’ve had a lifelong interest in the Titanic and it’s part of the reason why I’m a Naval Architect now, it looks like a waste of money to me. I’d rather see the Normandie recreated if any…

    Kevin Kerwin says:
  • If this guy wants to build a reproduction thne good luck to him…. its not my cup of tea but it aint my cash funding it.
    Who knows this might just generate soke interest in saving some real ships…. not that theres much left to save now.

    Jim

    Jimbo says:
  • should read some interest…..

    Jimbo says:
  • I am not the modern cruise ship type but I would love a voyage on this vessel.
    There is something very appealing about that time, with its grace and elegance this vessel was to represent.
    It’s rather unfortunate that the vessels point of manufacture is not European.

    Stan G. says:
  • Yes, it will have enough lifeboats. That is now required by law. Notice from the photos, the original 20 will be placed where they were on the original ship. The rest are located along the upper part of the hull. This changes the look from the original ship, but I suppose they had to make compromises.

    Tommy B. says:
  • I love the idea of building a replica of the Titanic, but I think the effort would be better served by turning the Titanic II into a floating traveling museum. The number of people who 1. Have the means to afford a voyage on the Titanic II, 2. Have the time to devote to a voyage from Southampton to NY, and 3. Would actually want to do this voyage is incredibly small. I don’t foresee the hype lasting very long with the long list of competitors out there.

    Chelly says:
  • the ship being almost orignal note minor advancment bow thruster weiled hull extra lifeboats.I would travel regardless of class hope to freely walk the ship.prefer limited tecnology this ship should be peirod specific. even the crew and passenger come aboard should be dress in the time which its made great idea anyway.

    Stephen Richards says:
  • I think its tempting fait also they did have more then enough life boats jusat they were only half full

    Callum Quinn says:

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